carlo

lombardi

concept

delving into the echoes of ww2 in normandy, the work aims to go beyond historical facts, nostalgia, and myths. through the individual stories of civilians, a fragmented emotional reality unfolds, weaving together divergent perspectives on gratitude for freedom, loss, and the thin line between liberation and exploitation. the personal experiences have been overshadowed by the fast societal changes in the post-war years, leaving little space for acknowledging nuances besides
the main historical narrative. the metaphor ‘stands in sadness still’ refers to the interrupted grief that has affected families for generations, shaping the collective memory and adapting it to the ever-changing political and social climate.

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untitled, original color negative 6x7 format

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untitled, size 70x56cm / 100x80cm, pigment print mounted on dibond, linden wood frame, original color negative 6x7 format

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untitled, original color negative 6x7 format

Carlo-Lombardi_adobe-RGB-4

untitled, original color negative 6x7 format

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untitled, size 70x56cm (x5) pigment print mounted on dibond, linden wood frame, original color negative format 4x5 & format 6x7

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untitled, original color negative 6x7 format

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untitled, size 125x100cm / 70x56cm, pigment print mounted on dibond, linden wood frame, original color negative 6x7 format